While Women’s Day might miss the mark when it comes to things women really need, like tax-free feminine-hygiene products, let’s celebrate the fact that at least we can enjoy some of the things we as women want, like a free public holiday and the chance to be a COSMO cover star at Menlyn Park this Women’s Day.
This Wednesday, use your day off from centuries of being marginalised by the patriarchy (and work) to head to Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, where you can indulge in the things that make your heart flutter, like shoes and food. Menlyn Park actually has the widest range of women’s shoes and prices out there, so if you’re looking for shoes Menlyn is the place to look. With the centre’s selection of cafés, restaurants and fast food you can spoil the women in your life (or yourself) with a quick bite at a fast food outlet or a leisurely meal at a restaurant.
While shopping ain’t gonna fix the many societal issues women continue to face on the daily, it’s highly enjoyable. The COSMO Cover Star activation will give you the chance to have your picture snapped and posted to the Menlyn Facebook page as the cover star you deserve to be. You’ll also receive a free copy of the latest edition of COSMO to take home and enjoy with a well-deserved cup of tea (or G&T, let’s be honest).
As if that’s not enough, Estée Lauder will also be running an exclusive Women’s Day promotion at its Free Standing Store in Menlyn Mall. If you buy any lipstick between 9 – 12 August 2017, you will receive a free makeup application, and a free Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion valued at R345, plus a COSMO magazine.
So what we’re saying is, if you hit up theEstée promo first, you’ll have a full face beat for your cover shoot! There will also entertainment on offer at Central Park, with Renee Kruger and Henry van Dyk. Plus, keep an eye out for special Menlyn Park branded Belgian Chocolate giveaways for the ladies – available while stocks last.
*PS. A quick reminder that South African Women’s Day commemorates the 1956 march of approximately 20 000 women to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to petition against the country’s pass laws that required South Africans defined as “black” under The Population Registration Act to carry an internal passport.